Runaway Train

Director:   Andrei Konchalovsky
Year:   1985
Language:   English
Time:   111 minutes

The title says it all. Two escaped convicts (Jon Voight and Eric Roberts) are on an out-of-control train in Alaska. The convicts are not alone on the train. A female railroad employee, also on the train, adds another element of tension to their predicament. Train dispatchers want to stop the train. The prison warden wants to recapture his charges. Meanwhile the train barrels along through a blizzard toward its doom.

The film received three Academy Award nominations for Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor and Best Editing.

Rated R.

Post-film discussion led by Dave Singer.

Film sponsored by The Station at Shepherdstown.


About the director Andrei Konchalovsky

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